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04-06-1998

Local Sixth Graders Find Team-based Learning At Clarkson University A "Moving Experience"

[A photograph for newspaper use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/xerox.jpg.]

Potsdam, N.Y. – One hundred sixth-grade students from Colton-Pierrepont and Parishville- Hopkinton Central Schools discovered recently at Clarkson University that team-based learning is a "moving experience." The Solar Electric Vehicle Racing Team and the Concrete Toboggan Team met with the young people, showed off their vehicles, and explained their projects to them.Sixth Grade Students

The Concrete Toboggan Team spoke about their concrete toboggan, the Clarkson Siege, and how they faired at a recent competition in western Canada. College students from across North America engineered sleds in which the runners were made from concrete.

The meeting of Clarkson teams and youngsters was made possible by of the Xerox/Clarkson University Urban Rural School Partnership. The Clarkson Graduate School of Business project teams up rural students from the two local schools with students of the same age from inner-city Rochester. Over the course of the year, the two groups of students explore cultural diversity, technology, and career awareness in preparation for an end-of-the year two-day conference to be held this year at the Rochester Institute of Technology on April 22 and 23.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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